Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service, Inc. – Your horticulture specialists

by June Portnoy

Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service wants you to take pride in the exterior of your property. And what better way to achieve that feeling than to maintain and improve the aesthetics of your trees, lawn and outdoor living space?

Since 1988, Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service has been doing just that. This full-service landscaping business handles everything from tree removal and lawn renovation to the reinstallation of plants and the installation of concrete pathways.

Joseph’s love of trees motivated him to start this business. His sons, Scott and Luke, share their father’s passion for horticulture, and therefore, have followed in their father’s footsteps, now working for their dad. Their two younger siblings plan to join the family business when they are a bit older.

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Rich Pools: Your swimming pool, hot tub and game room specialists

by June Portnoy

Rich Pools is a name you can trust in the pool industry, having earned a positive reputation in this community for over 48 years. Now that it’s time to wake up your pool from its winter hibernation, Rich Pools is the company to call.

Why spend so much of your limited time doing it yourself when Rich Pools’ expert technicians can do it for you?

“We offer exceptional service and have very high standards for our technicians,” says Roy Rich, co-owner of this business with his wife, Mary. “All technicians are trained and knowledgeable, and most of them have at least 25 years of experience in this field.

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Bruno’s Pizza: Bringing a taste of Italy to Feasterville

by June Portnoy

You don’t have to travel to Italy to try authentic Italian food. Instead, take a short drive to 430 West Street Road in Feasterville to Bruno’s Pizza and enjoy genuine Italian cuisine cooked and prepared by a native Italian family. Andrea and Salvatore Esposito moved from Naples, Italy to this area to replicate the pizza shop their father still owns back home.

“We grew up helping our dad run his business, but we wanted to establish our own pizza business,” says Andrea. “We wanted to live out the American Dream, so we moved to the United States and bought Bruno’s Pizza last March.”

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Playwicki Farm Foundation

Playwicki Farm Mission: “To protect and promote Playwicki Farm as a natural, cultural and passive recreational resource in Lower Southampton Township and to recognize the Farm’s regional and national significance.”

The Playwicki Farm Foundation was created in September 1996 as an independent, non-profit corporation to raise money for charitable, educational and scientific purpose to benefit Playwicki Farm in Lower Southampton Township. The funds are to be used for the repair, replacement, maintenance and preservation of Playwicki Farm and the development of educational programs.

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Lower Southampton Township Parks & Recreation

Registration is currently open for Lower Southampton Township’s Winter/Spring programs for all ages.  They offer everything from young children’s programs to Zumba, which is offered four nights a week at two different locations.

This year they will have full day programs during the spring holiday break. Full-day programs are from 8:00am-5:15pm and provide supervised and fun activities.

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Veterans Advisory Council is single-point resource for info and advice

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) is a single-point Veteran information and advice resource for Lower Southampton residents and Veterans, municipal agencies, and the Board of Supervisors. The VAC either has the information or access to information needed by these entities.

The VAC tracks and distributes information about local, county, state and federal Veteran resources and events and works closely with other Veteran organizations to provide information. It offers a number of events in which they honor and provide information to the Veterans of Lower Southampton and beyond.

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Impact Thrift Stores efforts being felt in the community

Impact Thrift Stores is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to positively impact local communities through their thrift store operations. They financially support and/or work cooperatively with a variety of locally based charities. Their support of these local non-profits enables their staff to spend more time doing what they do best – feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and supporting children and families in need.

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Feasterville Business Association

Now marking its 67th anniversary year, the Feasterville Business Association is comprised of more than 100 top business owners, executives and government officials. The professional organization offers monthly networking and general membership meetings with dinner and a featured speaker. The mission of the FBA is to foster and encourage growth and progress for the betterment of the community.

What makes the FBA truly unique and special is its strong community service component. Among the major aspects of its community participation is the FBA’s annual golf outing, now just completing its 25th tournament. With proceeds raised from this event, the FBA contributes thousands of dollars to charitable and communal endeavors.

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AFC Fitness: Providing a complete selection of fitness activities and amenities

by June Portnoy

If you’re looking for a friendly, warm and inviting fitness center, look no farther than AFC Fitness, conveniently located right off of Street Road at 1040 Mill Creek Drive in Feasterville.

Since taking over this space from B&R Fitness Club in January 2014, AFC has spent over $1 million in renovations to update and modernize the facility. It now has new equipment, new luxury locker rooms for men and women, and a brand new spin room.

Despite all the recent changes, AFC in Feasterville continues to employ many of the staff members who worked here for years at B&R, so if you’re a long-standing member as so many members are, you’ll continue to see the same familiar faces.

If you’re a new member, you’ll be welcomed by existing staff and members.

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Hand & Stone® Massage and Facial Spa now open in Feasterville

by June Portnoy

If you’re like many people, you might assume that getting a massage and facial is reserved for the wealthy upper class, but thanks to Hand & Stone® Massage and Facial Spa, virtually anyone can afford to indulge in these luxurious treatments.

“The majority of our clients are hard working men and women who need a massage as much, if not more so, than the rich and famous,” says Joe Erace, co-owner of this new Feasterville spa with his wife, Bryn. “Many people come here after a long, stressful day needing a massage or facial to help them relax and decompress.”

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